Picture ID 152314

Picture of unidentified spider

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Hello Again,
Five years later with a different spider identification mystery and a slightly different location. The image is a "collage" where the bottom right is the initial photo, I thought my dog stepped on it- It was after midnight so technically Friday morning November 11, 2021 here in Wilmington, NC. It was a few feet inside from the back door and when I took the second picture it moved, I jumped, liquid spilled and outstretched red spider in the top photo. The only other unwanted creatures I can confirm were a scary number of Brown Widow spiders outside and in garage earlier this year- (yes) confirmed photos, spike egg sacs and a bite on my toe! Also tons of tree frogs keep coming in when someone leaves the door open...

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  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2021
  • Photographed: Nov 11, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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Hi, I’m not sure, except that it doesn’t look like a Recluse or Widow, as you said -the only dangerous types of spiders in your area (actually all of North America). It has an abdomen like a Bark Crab Spider. The legs are oddly long and thick. Your dog should be okay and that “someone” needs to stop leaving the door open for many reasons. Glue traps may be helpful for the Brown Widows and for you to see what species get inside your home, just keep the traps somewhere your dog won’t step on them or snack on the… Read more »


Some spiders can really mess up their photo shoots by jumping! It’s happened to me a few times too. 🙂